Burns Pet Nutrition and The John Burns Foundation are delighted to announce that John Burns, BVMS MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon and founder of the leading healthy pet food company, will be awarded an MBE.
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The citation reads: “For services to business and the community in West Wales”.
The highly prestigious accolade was announced today as part of the Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday 2022 Honours List.
Burns Pet Nutrition is a family run business based in Kidwelly, South Wales. The natural pet food company has been feeding healthy and happy cats and dogs since 1993 and is helmed by John Burns.
All Burns products are natural, hypoallergenic and designed to suit all dog breeds and ages. Mr Burns is an advocate of healthy eating and believes that many of the health problems affecting pets are diet related and can be avoided with the correct nutrition.
Burns continues to support over 30 charities long term and contributes multiple donations throughout the year. The in-house charity, The John Burns Foundation, runs multiple community initiatives, such as Burns by Your Side, a scheme that helps school children improve their literacy and communication skills with the aid of trained volunteers and reading dogs.
Mr Burns has always aimed to ensure that the brand is not only to be known for natural pet food, but also for establishing and maintaining a legacy of good causes in the community. As such, the John Burns Foundation was set-up in 2006. The focus, rather than being solely animal based, has been a mix of constantly developing projects and partnerships.
The Foundation aims to help enhance the lives of disadvantaged people, by offering practical recreational facilities and life skill opportunities, as well as using the arts, the outdoors and events to bring enjoyment to the whole community. The charity has recently moved to its flagship new home, at Canolfan John Burns Centre, Kidwelly.
Mr. Burns said “I am absolutely delighted to have been honoured by the award of the MBE. Needless to say, everything that has been achieved here is the result of the combined efforts and dedication of many colleagues working as a team, and I would like to record my thanks to them all.”